Ohio Valley Player of the Year

List of Ohio Valley Player of the Year winners

The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) has awarded Ohio Valley Player of the Year honors every season since 1962-63. Only one player has won the award three times, Western Kentucky’s Clem Haskins (1965-67). Thirteen other players have won twice, the most recent being Austin Peay‘s Terry Taylor (2020-21). Murray State is the program with the most winners (21), followed by Austin Peay (eight), Western Kentucky (seven) and Morehead State (six). See also: Ohio Valley Coach of the Year

Year Player School
1963 Harold Sergent Morehead State
1964 Jim Jennings Murray State
1965 Clem Haskins Western Kentucky State
1966 Clem Haskins (2) Western Kentucky State (2)
1967 Clem Haskins (3) Western Kentucky (3)
1968 Wayne Chapman Western Kentucky (4)
Skeeter Swift East Tennessee State
1969 Claude Virden Murray State (2)
1970 Jim McDaniels Western Kentucky (5)
1971 Jim McDaniels (2) Western Kentucky (6)
1972 Les Taylor Murray State (3)
1973 Les Taylor (2) Murray State (4)
1974 Fly Williams Austin Peay
1975 George Sorrell Middle Tennessee
1976 Johnny Britt Western Kentucky (7)
Tim Sisneros Middle Tennessee (2)
1977 Otis Howard Austin Peay (2)
1978 Otis Howard (2) Austin Peay (3)
1979 James “Turk” Tillman Eastern Kentucky
1980 Gary Hooker Murray State (5)
1981 Jerry Beck Middle Tennessee (3)
1982 Jerry Beck (2) Middle Tennessee (4)
1983 Glen Green Murray State (6)
Joe Jakubick Akron
1984 Joe Jakubick (2) Akron (2)
1985 Stephen Kite Tennessee Tech
1986 Marcel Boyce Akron (3)
1987 Bob McCann Morehead State (2)
1988 Jeff Martin Murray State (7)
1989 Jeff Martin (2) Murray State (8)
1990 Popeye Jones Murray State (9)
1991 Popeye Jones (2) Murray State (10)
1992 Brett Roberts Morehead State (3)
1993 Carlos Rogers Tennessee State
1994 Carlos Rogers (2) Tennessee State (2)
1995 Marcus Brown Murray State (11)
1996 Marcus Brown (2) Murray State (12)
1997 Bubba Wells Austin Peay (4)
1998 De’Teri Mayes Murray State (13)
1999 Bud Eley Southeast Missouri State
2000 Aubrey Reese Murray State (14)
2001 Trenton Hassell Austin Peay (5)
2002 Henry Domercant Eastern Illinois
2003 Ricky Minard Morehead State (4)
2004 Cuthbert Victor Murray State (15)
2005 Willie Jenkins Tennessee Tech (2)
2006 J. Robert Merritt Samford
2007 Drake Reed Austin Peay (6)
2008 Lester Hudson Tennessee-Martin
2009 Lester Hudson (2) Tennessee-Martin (2)
2010 Kenneth Faried Morehead State (5)
2011 Kenneth Faried (2) Morehead State (6)
2012 Isaiah Canaan Murray State (16)
2013 Isaiah Canaan (2) Murray State (17)
Ian Clark Belmont
2014 J. J. Mann Belmont (2)
2015 Cameron Payne Murray State (18)
2016 Evan Bradds Belmont (3)
2017 Evan Bradds (2) Belmont (4)
2018 Jonathan Stark Murray State (19)
2019 Ja Morant Murray State (20)
2020 Terry Taylor Austin Peay (7)
2021 Terry Taylor (2) Austin Peay (8)
2022 KJ Williams Murray State (21)
2023

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